Three tech hubs in Nigeria have joined AfriLabs. The three tech hubs were also accompanied by eight other African tech hubs in joining the network of tech hubs.
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AfriLabs, the pan-African network of tech hubs recently announced that eleven new tech hubs have joined its network.
If we can recall well, this isn’t the first update from AfriLabs this year. The most recent update from AfriLabs was the election of Rebecca Enonchong as the new Board chair of the network.
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The three Nigerian tech communities to join AfriLabs are: nHub, iBridge and Startpreneurs. Tech hubs from Nigeria dominated the eleven listed tech hubs that newly joined the network of hubs.
The eleven new tech hubs that newly joined AfriLabs are from eight different countries.The eight African countries include : Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Zimbabwe, Chad and Tanzania.
The other African tech hubs that joined the tech network are : Wenak Labs from Chad; Sote Hub from Kenya; BitHub from Kenya; inCUBE8 from Malawi; Lumumba Labs from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); The Innovation Village from Uganda; dLab from Tanzania and The Tech Village from Zimbabwe.
Anna Ekeledo, Head of Secretariat, AfriLabs stated that the network will work with other tech hubs in the continent to improve technology in the continent.
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“We are constantly looking to work with tech hubs and other stakeholders of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster institutional linkages and collaboration, advocate for better enabling policies as well as provide entrepreneurs and innovators access to the right tools, environment and finance to scale in Africa and beyond. We are pleased to have these new hubs join our network,” explained Anna.
The tech hubs that were in the network before these eleven tech hubs joined the network was forty-five. The addition of these tech hubs to the network brings the total number of tech hubs under the umbrella of AfriLabs to fifty-six.